Weekend Recap in Pictures

June 14, 2010

This weekend was full of food, relaxing, and some minor work. The hubs and I really took advantage of a weekend with no plans and pretty much did whatever we wanted. Alex, Jonna and I drove from Brea, to Newport, and back to Riverside all on Friday night, just for the fun of it!

{kean’s coffee in newport}

Saturday we met Alex’s family for Breakfast at Mimi’s.  Buttermilk spice muffins are a huge weakness of mine.

{buttermilk spice muffin}

Then we ditched our Saturday morning chores and sipped coffee at Borders, looking through magazines and planning out of future backyard, before heading back home for a day of relaxing.

{borders}

{boone}

Sunday we went to the grocery store, reorganized the fridge (always makes me feel better), worked on my paper for class, and made a curry chicken and sun-dried tomato dinner.

{restocked fridge}

{papering}
{yum-to-the-izzle}

Hope  you all had a great weekend too!

Happy Monday!!

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Foto Friday

June 11, 2010

You may have seen this adorable Rustic Baby Shower floating around the blogosphere, but I had to share it here! I love absolutely everything about this little shower.  The colors, the invitations (done by Imprintables), all the sweet little details, etc.

Check out more pictures here and here.

Happy Friday!

An Interview with a Young Artist

June 9, 2010

Two weekends ago Alex and I made a trip to Arizona to visit his grandparents.  It was a blast! These two are so fun to hang out with.

We also met up with his uncle Tony and cousins.  We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a trip to Canyon Lake.

We also stopped off for lunch in Tortilla flats at a funny little bar and grill that was papered with dollar bills and had saddle seats at the bar.

One thing I truly enjoyed about our time with talking with little Alyssa.

Alyssa loves photography and has a pretty good eye for it. So, I let her have a go with my camera and thought you all might enjoy some of her photos:

Me: Alyssa, how old are you?

Alyssa: 5.

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Alyssa: A veterinarian. And I want to work at Safeway… like my mom and brother.

Me: What kind of veterinarian do you want to be?  A dog and cat vet or a farm animal vet?

Alyssa: Probably just dogs.

Me: Well, what about turtles and snakes and rats?

Alyssa: THOSE ARE PETS TOO?!?!

Me: What’s your favorite color?

Alyssa: Red.

Me: That’s Alex’s favorite color too.

Alyssa: It is?

Me: Yup.

Alyssa: Oh.

Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen (wait, are there any guys that read this blog?)… hope you enjoyed our little chat with Alyssa and some of her work.

Cute ain’t she?

Happy Wednesday!!

Found: Vintage Wedding Cake Toppers

June 8, 2010

Hello Readers!

I had an overwhelming amount of views on my post about the vintage cake topper I found (over 400!), so I thought I would do some research for you all to find some vintage cake toppers. 

Here are some that I’ve found on trusty Etsy:

{10karri}

{sugarandmeringue}

{sugarandmeringues}

{oohlaboutqiue}

Happy Hunting!!

Weekend Recap in Pictures

June 7, 2010

This weekend we celebrated my hubby’s birthday!

On Friday at Bible study we had a mexican themed dinner.  Justine brought sombreros for the birthday boys (Scot and Alex).

{sombreros}

I made churros.

{churro balls}

Then I worked on some sewing projects for Crisa’s baby shower for little Airabelle, coming this August.

{ruffle hedgehog, onesie applique, ruffle headband}

Unfortunately, our poor Jack got into a little spat or something with another cat and needed to get a bit of a shave.

{ouch}

Happy Monday!!

Foto Friday

June 4, 2010

{Ashley Ann}

This week’s photo is brought to you by Ashley Ann of Under the Sycamore.  Ashley is a lovely Christian woman with a passion for DIY and photography.

This particular photo is from her DIY: Anthropologie Inspired Pendant Light blogpost.  She gives wonderful, colorful step-by-step instructions on how to fashion this beautiful piece, so you can take a little Anthro home with you at a fraction of the price!  I like the sound of that.

Check out her website and add her blog to your reader!

Happy Friday!!

Diana’s Graduation Dinner

June 3, 2010

Hello and Happy Thursday!

You may remember Diana’s graduation photos that I had the privilege of taking… whelp, this past Thursday we got to celebrate her graduation in style.  I booked the Cheesecake Factory, made a banner, set up some candle center pieces, had a custom cake, balloons, and a great time!

Congratulations Diana!  We’re all so proud and excited for what this next chapter in your life holds.  May God bless you through it all!!

Bake Date

June 2, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!

Last night Crisa and I got together while Alex was in class.  We were both craving her Red Velvet Cupcakes so we decided to make them last night!

First, we had a salad for dinner — we weren’t about to let a large dinner ruin the massive amount of cake we were going to make and then consume.

We revisted her recipe (and you can here), but made a few changes.

1.  We used half the red food coloring.  We’re actually looking into finding some all-natural food coloring and trying it out. So if you know of a place to get some, let me know in a comment below!

2.  We used heavy whipping cream to make the frosting instead of half-n-half, this time.  We both agree that it’s amazing and way better.

The cupcakes baked for exactly 20 minutes and were perfect.  They even sprung back when you poked them.

True bakery status.

They were sooooo good!  The frosting, the cake, the sprinkles, and as you can see in the last photos… the more frosting, the better.  Crisa even spread a bit more on as we were eating them.

YUM!

Weekend Recap in Pictures

June 1, 2010

Happy Tuesday, Readers!!!

I hope you all had a blessed and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  I know we did.

{road trip to Arizona}

{new earring made by Alex’s Grandma}

{a look into the past}

{car salesmen}

{a young inspired artist at work}

{a look through the new Anthro catalog}

{it’s good to be home}

Have a great week!

Tweet, tweet…

May 26, 2010

Hello!

Sorry for my lack of posting this week.  I’ve been crazy  busy with planning for a graduation party, packing for our road trip this weekend, and working on a take home final that would blow the lid off of ::insert famous business finance guru here::!

But, I have been tweeting a bunch this week, so if you aren’t a subscriber, check me out!

Happy Wednesday.